Alex attended the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Minneapolis, Minnesota, graduating with a B.A. in English. He continued with his studies at the U, earning his Secondary Teaching license in Communication Arts & Literature and his Master’s in Education. He moved to California for a brief period, where he tutored youth from low-income families. When he returned to Minnesota, he attended Augsburg and obtained his Special Education Teaching license in Learning Disabilities & Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities. Alex spent 6 years teaching Special Education in various settings, working primarily with at-risk youth with behavioral needs. Alex loves riding his bicycle, watching movies, and spending time with friends. Alex joined Mapletree in May 2019.